Do you think I should give pre-vet a chance?
I know it's hard to get into. 43% chance into vet school, even students with 4.0's get turned down, so why should I give it a shot?
I'm passionate. I love medical, I am patient, do well under pressure, and work well with horses.
I'm a high school senior with a bad transcript. I have a full-IB schedule (I've taken biology, pre cal, chemistry), but my junior year I slipped. I had depression, worked 25 hours a week, my house was foreclosed, grandma got breast cancer, parents nearly divorced.. It was a tough year and it showed. I had a terrible teacher as well. My GPA was 3.2 from my junior year, 3.6 freshman year, and 3.5 sophomore year.
My first SAT score was 1650, hopefully within the next two it will raise to 1850.
I have been riding horses for 5 years, have 120+ volunteer hours at a horse barn and a hospital, as well as miscellaneous other places. I am president of my ER team at school, consecutively placing 2nd at state the past two years. I am an executive mentor in my leadership program for the past 2 years.
I am afraid colleges will judge me for my junior year, as it was the most important. But truth is that it is a bad representation of how I am as a student. Do you think that I could be a candidate for veterinary school eventually, or should I already start to choose a different path?
Also, anyone know about Colorado State vs. Washington State? Or any other fantastic pre-vet college that would be appropriate to my statistics if I choose pre-vet?
Thank you so much!!